Cramping, wind and colic is often what moms, clinic sisters and doctors suspect when a newborn cries a lot and it seems to have to do with a baby’s feeds. Quite often the real problem is that we are not interpreting babies’ body language and cries correctly. Do not schedule baby’s feeds (both for breast and formula babies) as hunger sometimes looks like cramping and many babies need to feed when their body’s give the signal rather than on a 3 or 4 hourly schedule; formula babies often prefer smaller feeds more regularly. Formula milk can cause digestive discomfort too and colic is even one possible sign of allergy or intolerance of a particular formula milk.
Colic is often baby simply reflecting mom’s anxiety. Mom and baby can safely take Rescue Digest to relieve colic and related symptoms that are made worse by tension and anxiety. Mom should also do only the necessary daily tasks, keep baby close to her body in a baby carrier and allows her little one to sleep with her, to solve this problem.
If baby seems unsettled and cries at feedtimes, ColicCare is safe and useful for relieving cramping and making winding easier. Babies that cry frequently, impatiently and fretfully and seem to be in constant digestive discomfort for much of the day, respond excellently to Chamomilla tablets which calm and soothe them while relaxing bowel muscles.
Sometimes too, if a newborn baby is handled by many strangers or becomes over-stimulated with loud activity, they can cry a lot and a mom might think this is colic. In the early weeks (up to about 3-4 months) one should take note of this factor. Babies who have had a traumatic birth or been born by Caesarean section are often a little more restless after birth and may seem to have colic. Rescue Emotion may well help them too.